Phenomenology And The Post Modern Movement

949 WordsDec 8, 20164 Pages
The word phenomenon is loosely defined as: something that happens. The study of phenomenon in psychology terms is the study of how people experience and interpret these things that happen. Also as architects, we create the things that happen in a building for people to experience. Post-modern architects embraced this idea of creation and took it to places never imagined before. In this essay, I will explain why phenomenology and the post-modern movement went hand in hand and how they were crucial together in the context of the times in which they came into fruition. The philosophical study of phenomenology defines two types of attitudes. The natural attitude and the phenomenological attitude. The natural attitude is the general belief that the rest of the world exists separate from yourself, that there is no correlation between your particular experience and what goes on "out there". Phenomenological attitude says the world exists as you experience it. A basic example of this is in how the two attitudes perceive one minute of time differently. A Natural attitude measures one minute as the same 60 seconds every time no matter what because that is the actual measurement of time passed. Phenomenological attitude feels that the length depends on how you experience that minute. The phenomenological attitude pierces right through imaginary systems that are created by humans, that of social class, economics, politics, etc. To this attitude, these are all illusions. The idea is
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